First European Cantors Convention, London

First London Cantors Convention
Sunday 25 – Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW
An unrivalled opportunity for practising and aspiring cantors from the UK,
Europe and further afield to share expertise and experience, learn new
melodies and be inspired by some of the greatest cantors in the world who
will be our honoured guests. Please read more!

Great Cantors present at the convention will include:
Joseph Malovany, Fifth Avenue Synagogue and Distinguished Professor of
Liturgical Music, Yeshiva University New York, as well as Dean of the
Academy of Jewish Music, Moscow;
Alberto Mizrahi , Chief Cantor, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago and on the
faculty of the HL Miller Cantorial School, New York, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago;
Arie L Subar, Chief Cantor, Beth Ora Synagogue, Montreal and on the Board of
the Cantorial Council of America;
Shmuel Barzilai Chief Cantor, Jewish Community, Vienna

With leading British cantors they will present workshops, illustrated talks,
round table discussions and masterclasses on selections from the Sabbath
liturgy. They will share great congregational melodies and matters of
concern to the practicing chazan. There will be informal singing and
discussion sessions in the evenings.

The convention is presented by the Jewish Music Institute in collaboration
with Central Synagogue, London a under the direction of Stephen Glass,
Director of Music at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening
Cantors in Concert
Sunday 25 June
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of
the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at or 08703 400 800)

Convention information and on-line registration
Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am – 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am – 6.00pm
full rate £165, student rate £120
daily rate £45, student daily rate £35
(includes light lunch – suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included – a list of hotels at all prices in the area on

“Words are the language of the mind, but song is the language of the soul..
The renewal of Jewish synagogue music in our time is one of the most
exciting and moving developments in recent years. I welcome this first
London Cantors Convention and the untiring work by Stephen Glass and JMI in
collaboration with Central Synagogue. I feel sure it will give all our
cantors renewed vigour and increase their ability to inspire. I send my
blessing and hope that you will find the experience enriching and
–Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks